Staff Member: Fr. Joseph Hornacek
Fr. Joseph Hornacek
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Fr. Joe joined our staff as assisting priest in August 2010. He grew up in Kenosha and entered St. Francis Seminary at the age of 14. He is a classmate of Fr. Dick's; they were ordained in 1966. Fr. Joe has been privileged to enjoy a variety of careers as a diocesan priest. He first served as assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish, West Bend. He then served on the staff at the seminary and was the Executive Secretary of the Priests Personnel Board. In 1983 he became pastor at St. Mark, Kenosha. He left there in 1995 to become pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Racine. From 1998-2004 he again worked in the Archdiocesan offices as Vicar for Clergy and Vicar General. In 2004 he began a six-year term as pastor of St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee. Fr. Joe is a senior priest of the Archdiocese having retired from full-time ministry in June 2010.